Weddings 2013

We have come to the end of the wedding season at Clavelshay – it has been so hectic that I haven’t had time to think, let alone blog!

What a fantastic summer – with perfect weather for our lovely couples. Am just looking back on the past couple of months and have some wonderful memories – here are just a few…

A perfect June day for Paul & Liz – sunshine all the day – and I have to say Clavelshay has never looked  better  with all the flowers in full bloom. A small but perfectly formed wedding!


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Another sunny day for Gill & Peter  - a happy ever after story for them – 2nd time for both. It was a happy, happy day with weather to match.


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We will be sharing more beautiful photos from Kendall and Stephen's wedding taken by local talented photographer Aran Jefferies, so make sure you pop back!


A busy, busy August, with John & Sarah starting it off with a lovely intimate wedding for just under 50 people. Live music from Bare Bones Trio gave everyone such a great evening that no one wanted to leave.

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Cara & Grant‘s wedding was  a triumph – a traditional pole marquee which looked amazing. Grant had everyone in tears as he said it was his dream to get married here – he had played in our fields as a child when visiting his grandparents nearby.

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Carolyn & Graham ‘s wedding was a classic! They had been together for 23 years and finally got around to getting married.  Another beautiful sunny day with an evening to remember, with music from The Man from Funkle echoing  across the valley on a starlit night.


The following day we had a superb wedding with Kayleigh & Tim organising it all in 9 weeks. Their dream meal was – pie and mash with mushy peas & gravy. All made here by Head Chef Guy – I have never ever seen such clean plates in my life ! The weather was not so good but did not affect the mood at all – a great party -  I got to bed at 4.30am!

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September brought  a very special wedding with Mark & Amie. They think of Clavelshay as their special place as they started coming here when they first met. Mark proposed here earlier this year and I was delighted when they told me they wanted their wedding reception here.  Amie said it was a perfect day and everything they had dreamed of... And Mark still wears the best after shave of all my customers…

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A quieter end to the season with a small family celebration for Jane & David, which was enjoyed by all.

We are happy to cater for all tastes and that is what makes weddings special here – every single one is completely different and very individual. That is why I love it!